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Old September 4th, 2015, 07:24 PM   #5081
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I always hated the spiral effect especially since 2 WTC always blocked 1 WTC from Brooklyn. I always thought 2 should have been where the hub is. It might not be so bad if 2 has been shortened to 1,270'. At least than 1 will be a lot more visible.
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Old September 5th, 2015, 06:47 AM   #5082
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GLORIFIED BOXES STACKED ON TOP OF EACHOTHER. IF YOU WILL GIVE ME A MINUTE ILL MAKE A SCALE MODEL IN MY KITCHEN ALL IN NEED IS 6 CARDBOARD BOXES AND TAPE. THIS WAS A "BIG" MISTAKE.
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Old September 6th, 2015, 04:40 AM   #5083
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GLORIFIED BOXES STACKED ON TOP OF EACHOTHER. IF YOU WILL GIVE ME A MINUTE ILL MAKE A SCALE MODEL IN MY KITCHEN ALL IN NEED IS 6 CARDBOARD BOXES AND TAPE. THIS WAS A "BIG" MISTAKE.
With a name like BIG, and the mess they created with this design, they're just asking for it. So lets see how many puns can we come up with?

I'll start with an easy one.
"One BIG mess."
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Old September 6th, 2015, 12:43 PM   #5084
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Call me crazy, but I like the newly redesigned 2wtc, way better than the previous design, in my opinion it fits I no the wtc site perfectly. That's just my opinion though.
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Old September 6th, 2015, 02:45 PM   #5085
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Call me crazy, but I like the newly redesigned 2wtc, way better than the previous design, in my opinion it fits I no the wtc site perfectly. That's just my opinion though.
What are you on exactly?
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Old September 7th, 2015, 03:47 AM   #5086
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Old September 7th, 2015, 11:45 AM   #5087
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Browsing through the 56 Leonard thread made me think if i might like the redesigned tower 2 sometime. I used to think that 56 will destroy the skyline with itīs unique look, but nowadays i love it.
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Old September 7th, 2015, 12:03 PM   #5088
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Call me crazy, but I like the newly redesigned 2wtc, way better than the previous design, in my opinion it fits I no the wtc site perfectly. That's just my opinion though.

..That's the opinion of the foremost architecture critics,more generally most of the professionals but also average people like you and me.
The problem being that a bunch of kids bully that thread....

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Old September 7th, 2015, 05:20 PM   #5089
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i can make up lies too!

this tower has a great design well integrated into the area.
fox news is an outstanding corporation.
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Old September 7th, 2015, 07:27 PM   #5090
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With a name like BIG, and the mess they created with this design, they're just asking for it. So lets see how many puns can we come up with? I'll start with an easy one. "One BIG mess."
I think puns are supposed to be at least remotely funny.
On the other hand, this endless struggle and cry about the new design of tower 2 entertains me immensely...can't wait for the 'it's grown on me' announcements once it's halfway up.
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Old September 7th, 2015, 10:38 PM   #5091
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I think puns are supposed to be at least remotely funny.
On the other hand, this endless struggle and cry about the new design of tower 2 entertains me immensely...can't wait for the 'it's grown on me' announcements once it's halfway up.
It's going to happen without a doubt.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 01:09 AM   #5092
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Lol its already grown on me a bit! I'm just accepting the fact that Foster's design is no more. Complaining on here won't do anything. I'm glad the new World Trade Center will finally be complete.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 04:30 AM   #5093
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I think puns are supposed to be at least remotely funny.
On the other hand, this endless struggle and cry about the new design of tower 2 entertains me immensely...can't wait for the 'it's grown on me' announcements once it's halfway up.
That's people just "caving in" to the inevitable. We don't have a choice so to save ourselves the stress we might as well just accept it. And to help minimize the impact we'll look to the "bright side" of it all. Anything ugly, from the right angle, down low, up high, will have one shot, from where it looks good. So people will focus on that. "Well at least it looks good from this/that angle." But the truth is this building will always be a disaster. It's too mundane, too dull for 2015, when he have so many much better examples. it didn't have to be Foster, but it still could have been better.

And to the claim that all the "experts" aka. other architects and bloggers like this building. Of course, they have to "save their own ass" because if they trash this design, when one of their's comes up, they'll get trashed in return. Let's be honest. Artists and architects are some of the most snobbish people on earth. They constantly praise one another because they are terrified that if they don't, they're the one who won't get the praise they so crave.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 04:34 AM   #5094
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Lifeless and inhuman would be very fitting considering the potential anchor tenant of this tower.
Didn't realize MSNBC was also anchoring? haha.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 06:05 AM   #5095
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Wow! A bit late but I just heard about the new plans.

Well, i really don't like it. The towers of the WTC are already pretty close to each other and now this monstrosity. But here's what i actually hate about the new design: After 9/11 the new towers should symbolize strenght. This is the exact opposite of strenght! This is more like "this thing could fall down any minute". Might be an interesting concept for many places and cities but not for the World Trade Center site!

This is what comes to my mind:


And finally... Foster's plans where just gorgeous. The best looking tower imo. Very disappointed!
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Old September 8th, 2015, 04:37 PM   #5096
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Does anyone know what Norman foster thinks of the new plans?
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Wow! A bit late but I just heard about the new plans.

Well, i really don't like it. The towers of the WTC are already pretty close to each other and now this monstrosity. But here's what i actually hate about the new design: After 9/11 the new towers should symbolize strenght. This is the exact opposite of strenght! This is more like "this thing could fall down any minute". Might be an interesting concept for many places and cities but not for the World Trade Center site!

This is what comes to my mind:


And finally... Foster's plans where just gorgeous. The best looking tower imo. Very disappointed!

Such a poor quote my friend!..I guess you are the one on that pic?...
...I heard that Foster designed 2WTC while rumaging in his wife's vanity case!

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Old September 8th, 2015, 06:35 PM   #5098
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The only angle I see as possibly bad is from the village. It looks a little gaudy and plump from that angle, but in real life size it might translate to power. I don't think it's an affront to the great and classic skyline of New York, which is a mix of so many different styles. I think the original twins were better, but it would be hard to justify that old fashioned architecture being built in the 21st century although it would almost certainly be much cheaper. I think this redesign is getting a lot of hate because of Fox News. So since Fox is biased you are being biased against something physical because of something political. How is that any better?
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Old September 8th, 2015, 07:29 PM   #5099
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I didn't even know Fox News had leased this building when I saw the hideous redesign. It only added insult to injury when I found out though.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 11:50 PM   #5100
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Ugh. First they wreck The Pinnacle in London and now this.

I was like nooooo! When i heard about the pinnacle was cancelled for a new shitly building...
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